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Artist Talk and Opening Party for Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again

09/05/2014, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Hall of Architecture, Forum Gallery


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6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Sebastian Errazuriz, Carnegie Music Hall
7:30–9 p.m.: Reception with cash bar. Exhibition open in the Forum Gallery and Hall of Architecture

Be the first to see Chilean-born, New York-based artist/designer Sebastian Errazuriz’s first solo museum exhibition, Look Again. Shocking, subtle, and always surprising, his work makes us “look again” at what we might normally overlook in our day-to-day lives. Cabinets, lamps, chairs, and even coffins function and communicate differently in the hands and mind of Errazuriz. Hear about his bold design philosophy and brilliant use of humor, his approach to designing everything from public art and to functional objects associated with life and death, the haves and the have-nots, and the sacred and profane.

Through found and repurposed objects, unexpected interventions, and meticulously crafted interactive furniture, Errazuriz surprises, provokes, and engages at every turn, asking viewers to confront the transience of life, and to question the status quo. In his work, a taxidermy duck finds new life as a desk lamp; a floating coffin with an outboard motor offers an escape from life with style and flair; a cabinet guards its contents with armor of bamboo spikes; and folding chairs, painted with the slogans of Occupy Wall Street protesters, carry the messages of the 99% into the homes of the art collectors in the 1%.

Not to be missed, this exhibition will reveal Errazuriz’s wide-ranging talent and his ability to be simultaneously shocking and irreverent, yet profoundly sensitive and humbling.

Rethink the Everyday
September 6: Divergent Drawing with Sebastian Errazuriz
October 20: Coffee with the Curator: Look Again
October 23: Culture Club: Designers on Design